Can we safely say alpacas are the most precious animals on Earth? At AQVAROSSA we can certainly vouch for this! The alpacas are indigenous to the Peruvian Andes and since pre-Inca times, this wonderful species is part of Peruvian culture, and has been an integral part of everyday life in the Andean region. Alpacas mainly live in the Peruvian Andes at heights between 4000 and 4500 meters where they graze on natural pastures in an abundance of space. Alpacas are known for being smart social creatures. They live happily in groups of animals of different ages in small herds of 150 furry friends, being looked after by their farmers and families, who heavily depend on them as their main source of income. To prepare them for hot summers the alpacas are sheared once per year and their wool is used to create long lasting garments. Going back to Inca civilization, a piece of cloth made of alpaca fibre was considered the most precious gift, it was a sign of social status and was exclusive to members of the royal family and the highest officials of the Inca civilization. That’s why today alpaca still has such luxurious meaning not least for its incredible super powers, like softness, silkiness, breathability, versatility and hypoallergenic qualities.
Falling in love with alpaca is really not that difficult! Once you have tried a piece that is made with this elite wool you really don’t want anything else and you’d probably wish that everything around you would be made of alpaca, door handles included. AQVAROSSA and its Peruvian Alpaca luxury collection of knitwear, scarves and coats is a great start to get the most desirable pieces for your wardrobe, combining smartly to create several looks and completely honing in on its superior natural qualities.
7 alpaca secrets revealed on being warm & cosy in winter
1 “Keeping me stylish cosy, snug and warm”
Alpaca fibre, often referred to as the Gold of the Andes, never fails to give you that snug warm feeling. Alpaca is a rare luxurious natural fibre that is even softer than cashmere and more durable. Alpaca fibres are hollow with an insulating core that gives them incredible superpowers. It's exactly this internal structure of the Gold of the Andes that makes it unusually warm.
2 “Gimme that eternal gloss”
One of the most mesmerizing elements of Alpaca fiber that give it superior looks is its gentle sheen. Regardless the number of washes and nature of use, alpaca never looks old. The texture of alpaca fibre is the main reason for its eternal gloss.
3 “Color lovers go for alpaca’s abundance of natural colours”
With 22 official colours (plus their intermediate tones), alpaca is one of the richest fibres found in nature when it comes to colour. Although most breeds of alpaca are found in the traditional shades of black, brown and white, the fibre can feature in more than 200 hundred shades including some amazing shades of peach, red and maroon.
4 “Light as a feather: giving you incomparable comfort”
The alpaca fibre is naturally light because it has hollow air pockets which will store your body heat resulting in an optimal superb warmth. The natural luxurious fluff that comes with alpaca fibre makes it comfortable to wear, even our classically designed thick winter coats feel as light as a feather.
5 “Total itch free wearing pleasure”
Alpaca fibre has no lanolin, which is a natural wax secreted by some wool-producing animals that people can be allergic to, and therefore, it is naturally hypoallergenic, giving you an itch free experience.
6 “No sweat, no tears!”
Because the alpaca fibre comes naturally with hollow air pockets it has the ability to make any garment extremely breathable (So a hot flush will go simply unnoticed.)
7 “Keeping you safe: flame and water resistant”
No other fibre in the world can claim a 100% immunity against flame and moisture. Thank you, Mother Nature, for protecting us everywhere we go.